Tips for Hardy Gardeners: who knew you can weaponize peppers? By Lisa Johnson • Jan 22, 2019 ShareTweetEmail Tom Kasper introduces us to the Scoville Scale, a handy little measurement developed in 1912 to measure the kick of chilis and peppers - as tested by humans! Plus how -- and when -- to start thinking about starting seeds. Listen Listening... / 11:10 Tags: Tips for Hardy GardenersTom KasperpeppersScoville ScaleseedsStartingShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Tips for Hardy Gardeners: "Garden more, worry less" and daydreaming over seed catalogs By Lisa Johnson • Jan 8, 2019 Tom Kasper "Garden more, worry less" sounds like a perfect resolution for 2019 (if you're into that kind of thing). But what can gardeners do in January (even if it is warm and rainy)? Daydream over seed catalogs, of course. Tips for Hardy Gardeners: the best gift for gardeners - or anyone on your list By Lisa Johnson • Dec 11, 2018 The best gift - for gardeners or anyone, for that mattter - is to know they're loved and important to you. After that, it's electric wheelbarrow all the way. Tips for Hardy Gardeners: "structural pruning" and holiday lights By Lisa Johnson • Nov 27, 2018 If you need a bettter view of the birdfeeders, Tom Kasper says now is a fine time to do a little "structural pruning." But speaking of wild things and feeding them, now is also a great time to wrap trees, bushes and plantings to keep them safe from rabbits and deer. Tips for Hardy Gardeners: how to support gardeners through this difficult time By Lisa Johnson • Nov 13, 2018 ©Tom Kasper It's a hard time for gardeners. They're having to say goodbye to everything they worked so hard to nurture all spring and summer. They miss their plants. One thing they can do to brighten their spirits is repurpose the containers from the summer's flowers and tomatoes and express themselves creating outdoor holiday decorations. Tom Kasper tells us the other.